Help us with empowerment skills for marginalized women and girls in Turkana, Kenya



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  • Descripción


    My name is Emily, I am married, and a mother. I am a social entrepreneur, and passionate about community development. I am the Director, of the Initiative. The organization was established in 2015 and registered in 2016. The aim of establishing this group was to create a platform whereby women experiencing mental pressure and gender based violence would meet to share their experience as well as support each other. Its also where they could work on handcrafts as an occupational therapy.
    Since inception, the Initiative has carried out various activities within the community, with the objective of advancing women and Girl’s social, economic and civic rights. The organization has good relationship with the community thus established proper community networks.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Compañía para ancianos
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    They will be able to learn local language, how to do local foods, way of dressing and even do the Aturkan beads and products.

    Over the weekends or at their free time, volunteers can visit local excellent tourism attractions such as lake Turkana, game parks, museum, cultural sites, entertainment spots, mountains, beach or going for a safari within the county assisted by experienced field officer and a tour company which offers excellent and affordable tourism services.

  • Ayuda


    Micro Credit Project

    Since the launch of this program mid-2020, and the subsequent implementation, the project has recorded positive impact with a majority of the beneficiaries improving their living standards. We started the required training, on basic business skills, table banking, self-awareness and their rights. At the end of the training, the 20 members were divided into 4 small groups for easy coordination then each beneficiary was provided with a non-collateral micro-loan to help boast their small business. We started with 5 members because of the limited funds, this year we have added on another 10 members who have been provided with a non-collateral micro-loan of $50. Half of the members have finished their repayment and have even taken a bigger loan against their saving.
    This program is positively impacting on the lives of this women as we have heard positive stories from a majority of the beneficiaries. So far we have a total 15 active members on the program. We anticipate Imarisha microcredit project will result in a well-structured financial Institution (Sacco) that will offer non collateral micro-loans to more local marginalized women, training programs, capacity building and development of business skills.

    Reproductive and Developmental Health _school based project

    The program focuses on menstrual hygiene management, sexual reproductive health education. Our peer educators facilitate monthly mentorship sessions for over 500 adolescents girls at 3 local schools since the start of the program in 2019. The project is designed in manner that we adequately equip peer educators with adequate information and skills on sex & reproductive health, HIV & AIDS and leadership during the training forums and workshops. This enable the peer educators to pass accurate & correct information to over 500 local marginalized girls benefitting from this project. Over 300 girls under the project have improve their knowledge on sex & reproductive Health, HIV & AIDS and leadership thus taking control of their lives. We have witnessed reduced teenage pregnancies, improved school attendance among our girls thus improved academic performance. The project has enabled 27 girls from our partner primary schools to transition to county high schools.

    Volunteers plays and integral part in these programs and, therefore, they are requested to help as follows:

    1.Facilitating business training and financial literacy
    2.Field visits, data collection & analyzing
    5.Facilitating mentorship sessions regarding reproductive and developmental health for young girls.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Intermedio
    Francés: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento


    The volunteers shall be asked stay with the host family privately accommodation in the community. They will have access to three healthy local meals, furnished bedding facilities by the host. You are requested to stay in the community at least 2 weeks to be impactful to the project as they learn our culture and enjoy tourism attraction in the county.

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    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

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  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 492963883149